wunschlösung · 22.03.2022

Eva's first month at wunschlösung

Series: Our wunschlösers

Who are we and what happens here? There is already some information on our team page. But that only answers who works for us, not what our team does. That's why we want to give you some more detailed insights. To do so, we talked to a few of our colleagues. Today we introduce Eva.

Hi Eva, good to have you here!

What exactly do you do with us?

I am a junior Java developer, working in the backend area. At the moment, I'm still learning the ropes and therefore mainly working on dummy projects. These are closely related to the projects I will be working on later. My overarching topics are the development of features, fixing bugs and, of course, the further development of projects.

What brought you to us?

The very practical answer: Indeed. I was looking for Java jobs in Leipzig and found wunschlösung. Before that, I had already worked as a developer, but with my linguistics degree I was a career changer and worked more at the interface between computer science and linguistics. In my last job, I realised that I was already very enthusiastic about the technical side of things and wanted to delve deeper.

I found wunschlösung to be very human and personal in its approach. A lot of what the company does is what I would do myself - or would like to do. The leadership is at eye level and I like that they give a lot of thought to future perspectives and the values we represent. If there is a need to catch up, the willingness to support is very high.

I previously studied German as a Foreign Language in my Bachelor's degree and Applied Linguistics and Communication in my Master's degree and worked in didactics. The previous knowledge I bring with me can be used here in many places, even if they are not of a technical nature - for example in the onboarding process. In the end, the whole package convinced me.

How was your start here? How did the onboarding go?

It's still going on at the moment, as I'm at the start of my journey. But what I can already say is that it has been super smooth so far. People often think that onboarding is chaotic, but that wasn't the case here at all. The start was smooth. We started with organisational issues and learned how things work. The technical stuff came afterwards. Here, too, the onboarding was very good.

I have a mentor who takes me by the hand. Thomas and Simon (two of our founders) help me with topics like projects and code generators. Currently, I am learning to implement what will later be important in the customer projects. I think it's cool that the process is very iterative. Each familiarisation sprint builds on the one before and incorporates the knowledge I already have. All in all, I'm very happy that I can learn so much without project stress.

What project are you currently working on?

On a backend-heavy playground project. Specifically: a back-office application similar to our customer projects. Here I'm learning how to use the technology with dummy data. Problems are formulated on the basis of real use cases, so I work with real issues. How do I manage what? What information do I communicate and how? How do I maintain the application? How do I handle storage space and queries efficiently?

I'm also starting to look at the interaction between backend and frontend and the code generators.

How would you describe the technology stack you work with?

The tech stack corresponds to the one on the website and thus to my expectations. I work a lot with Java and MongoDB. I've also been able to get a taste of Angular.

What do you wish for the future?

To work on real projects! I'm excited to see how they turn out and I'm already very keen on them. The induction fits in well and it helps me to see where I want to go. I also really want to learn more - even beyond Java and the generators. I'd like to take a closer look at Angular. I'm also keen to help shape the onboarding process and improve it even more, and to contribute the things I bring to the table.

In general, I wish I could go to the office more often, but that's difficult at the moment with 600 kilometres to travel before the move.

What advice would you give to new applicants?

I felt I could say everything that was important to me and be honest. That also means not being afraid to address the issues that carry a lot of weight for you. In my case, that was the move. I also had worries about the topic of lateral entry. Even though I have developed before, there is still a lot for me to learn. wunschlösung supports me in this.

Thank you, Eva!

Would you like to know more?
Find out here how the foundation of wunschlösung came about or visit our team page. In our blog you can also get to know other wunschlöserInnen.

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